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CBJ drop to 2-2-0 on the preseason

by Anthony Allocco @BlueJacketsNHL /

The Blue Jackets dropped the second half of the back-to-back on the road Sunday with a 5-3 loss to the St. Louis Blues.

Game in a Paragraph

The Blue Jackets dropped to 2-2-0 on the preseason campaign after losing a back-and-forth contest to the St. Louis Blues 5-3 on Sunday. Jakob Lilja potted two and Riley Nash added another, but it wasn't enough as the Blues were able to pepper CBJ goaltender Elvis Merzlikins with 34 shots throughout the contest.

CBJ Noteables

  • After Joonas Korpisalo went the full game Saturday afternoon, Elvis Merzlikins got his chance to play a full 60 minutes between the pipes on Sunday. Although the Blues scored five, three of the goals conceded were open opportunities giving Merzlikins little chance to make the stops.
  • Jakob Lilja, who had 37 points with Djurgardens IF in the SHL last year, finally broke onto the score sheet and buried two this afternoon. 
  • Riley Nash continued his impressive preseason with a wicked wrist shot over the glove of Jordan Binnington. Nash started the 2018-19 season slowly before finishing strong in the postseason.

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The Blue Jackets are off Monday with a round of roster cuts expected before camp resumes Tuesday.

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